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Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780544705265
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Published: Mariner Books - May 3rd, 2016

Greitens distinguishes himself as an author in a crowded genre: ex-military authors who promise to distill the lessons of war into usable wisdom for living a full and meaningful life. The key to Greiten's unique contribution is his wonderful integration of ancient wisdom, especially of classical Greek philosophy and literature into a current message about thriving in a world of constant challenges and change. I loved this book.

Recommended book pairing:
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by Alan Alda - Book Review

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If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812989151
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Published: Random House Trade - March 6th, 2018

Do you ever find yourself scrambling to formulate a counter argument to something your conversation partner is saying well before they are finished with their point? Or do you find yourself frustrated at not being able to express an idea to someone when the idea seems so simple and obvious to you? Alan Alda shares a wonderful bouquet of wisdom and practical advice for building empathy as a way to enhance communication, which includes both (active) LISTENING and SPEAKING (effectively).

Recommended book pairing: The Lost Art of Good Conversation: A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life by Sakyong Mipham. ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780374168186
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Published: Farrar Straus and Giroux - January 23rd, 2018

Accepting and even embracing old age, with its severe limitations and huge compromises, is unimaginable for the young. That the six elderly people portrayed by Leland succeed, in their own ways, in achieving not only acceptance, but happiness, is a profound testament to the beauty, and value, of life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Story of Sex: A Graphic History Through the Ages by Philippe Brenot

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By Philippe Brenot, Laetitia Coryn (Illustrator), Will McMorran (Translator)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780316472227
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - September 19th, 2017

Sexy and informative, which is two counts better than any of your Tinder dates. (Admit it). ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Love Sucks: The Truth about Romance from the World's Greatest Cynics by Daria Summers - Book Review

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By Daria Summers, Emma Munger (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781925418699
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Published: Smith Street Books - December 26th, 2017

If you're feeling like drunk Adam Sandler in "The Wedding Singer", but want to say it with a little more finesse, here it is straight from the mouths of the best, brightest and driest. BONUS MATERIAL includes provocative illustrations with great tattoo potential. If you get the Tiny-Fey-on-a-pizza-slice one, we'll be twins. Perfect for Valentine's Day. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eva Eger - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781501130786
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 5th, 2017

This rare and exquisite memoir detailing the author's drive for survival and fulfillment will haunt and transform you. It is of the same caliber as Victor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning. What is fascinating about Eger's story is how she developed skills for survival during the Holocaust. She was interned at Auschwitz and endured two death marches. Her struggles and triumphs after the war are also part of this unforgettable story. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


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